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09-07-2003 07:34 PM  14 years agoPost 1
ChrisLaFollette

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Hey all I was wondering If I could take the White gear off of a 50 and stick a Red one on from like a 50. Would that make it to where it doesnt have a driven tail and autos a lot better? Im sure it would. I plan on buyng a 50 and want my autos to be Very good. I was just wondering if that is possible.

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09-07-2003 08:03 PM  14 years agoPost 2
cdrking

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raptor30dude,

I am not sure why you would want to take the driven tail off the the 50. I have a Raptor 50V2 and it autos very well. I have been doing a lot of inverted autos with rolls to upright and flips to upright.

It of course doesn't have the inertia that my Fury does but then again we're talking about two completely different machines.

The Raptor 50 with just a touch of wind is a really fun machine to auto. I run all my pitch curves at +10/-10 degrees.

How much pitch are you running in throttle hold? I wouldn't advise running 10 degrees of negative unless you're really comfortable with autos. I like it so I can hit the spot when I screw it up.

It's a great machine. Low maintenance and low cost.

Jeff

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09-07-2003 11:33 PM  14 years agoPost 3
ChrisLaFollette

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I dont have a 50 I was just wondering If The Red gear on it would give me more head speed so I have more time to get down. I wont take it off i was just wondering for some crazy idea.

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09-07-2003 11:53 PM  14 years agoPost 4
Al Magaloff

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raptor30dude, to answer your question, yes you can do exactly that. Until the time comes that you "need" a driven tail. You will know when that time comes.

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09-08-2003 12:06 AM  14 years agoPost 5
G.Man

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word Al

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09-08-2003 12:26 AM  14 years agoPost 6
ChrisLaFollette

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How much more reserve will i have by having the red gear on not the White one for a constant tail. I was thinking like 5 seconds but I doubt that. Anybody know?

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09-08-2003 12:41 AM  14 years agoPost 7
Al Magaloff

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I couldn't say in "time", but the driven tail uses some energy to turn. So, perfect your skills, then put the white gear back on when you're ready. Do your first autos on a day that there is a steady 8-10mph breeze, approach into the wind. No tail correction will be needed, and you will have good headspeed at the bottom.

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09-08-2003 12:50 AM  14 years agoPost 8
ChrisLaFollette

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I hate tails that arent driven in auto's. I will just leave it alone when I get my 50 if I ever do that is if somebody buys my heli from me! Thanx yall!

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09-11-2003 07:02 PM  14 years agoPost 9
scotter

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autos

Raptordude, if you've auto'd a raptor 30, then autoing the 50 will be much easier, even with the driven tail. I'd say leave it on, you'll be glad to have the extra control.

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09-11-2003 07:12 PM  14 years agoPost 10
Raffy

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I have a feeling that you have not even attempted to autorotate.
Anyway, trying to auto with the V2 will not show any significant rotor head speed loss. It is really up to you to manage and control the auto!

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09-11-2003 07:58 PM  14 years agoPost 11
midwestpilot

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I did the opposite

I upgraded my v2 30 to a 50 so I took off the red gear and put on the white...so you can go backwards again no problem...the red gear used longer screws so you need those as well

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Rich Erikson AMA 6175

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09-11-2003 07:58 PM  14 years agoPost 12
Raptor Rulezzz

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Rockanje, Zuid-Holland - The Netherlands

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It`s exactly as rappy said. I`ve done quite a few "unexpected" auto`s and I was glad that I had the drive tail.
I havent got much experience with other helicopters buth the Raptor 50V2 will auto very easily.
Just 2 weeks ago I was spiraling down and my engine quit.. I just spiraled on a little bit and auto`d it in.... very easily...

Good luck...

Rich

ps. I`ve never made any damage doing the "unexpected" auto`s...

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09-11-2003 08:18 PM  14 years agoPost 13
Raffy

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How much more reserve will i have
I was thinking like 5 seconds
Hmmmmm! you have been watching too much of that MATRIX movie!

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